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Post-doctoral Students

Laetitia Challe earned her PhD in Economics in December 2016 and has been working as a research engineer since September 2017 at ERUDITE/TEPP-CNRS.
Her main research topics are age discrimination in employment, senior employment and its implications for public policies.

Her thesis, using both survey and experimental data, focused on the empirical analysis of the link between senior underemployment and labour market discrimination in France. It was conducted at the University of Paris-Est under the supervision of Yannick L'Horty and Pascale Petit and financed by a doctoral grant from the Ile-de-France region within the framework of the DIM Genre, Inégalités, Discriminations. This thesis follows a master's degree in Employment and Skills Expertise (Expertise de l’Emploi et des Compétences) completed as an apprenticeship in 2012 at the CNRS research federation and entitled "Theory and evaluation of public policies" ("Théorie et Evaluation des Politiques Publiques") (FR 2042).

Her current activities consist in providing scientific and logistical support on :
- the launch of new controlled experiments
- ongoing controlled experiments
- the presentation of the finalized projects (publications, conference presentations, etc.).

From February 2021 to December 2022, she will be part of the SMARTLAB LABILITY project (grouping 8 laboratories, 9 research themes and whose scientific promotion will be ensured by the Gustave Eiffel University) and will be working on the theme of the change in recruitment practices during the economic crisis.

Souleymane Mbaye, earned his PhD from ERUDITE in 2019 and is currently a post-doctoral researcher on a project entitled "Telecentres tested by the health crisis" ("Les télécentres à l’épreuve de la crise sanitaire").

His post-doctoral activity consists in having a scientific approach of the telecentres that have been tested by the health crisis.
There is a relatively large literature on telecentres, which consists mainly of case studies conducted in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The work focuses on the opening of telecentres in rural areas and in emerging countries. But this literature is not connected with the current health crisis and few works deal with the specific situation of the Ile-de-France and the recent development of telework, especially in the proximity of train stations. According to France Tiers-Lieux, 80% of third places are in serious difficulty and report a real risk of closure in the short or medium term. The aim of this project is to carry out a study, including both a qualitative and a quantitative aspect, on telecentres, focusing on 1) the effects of the health crisis on their present and future and 2) the impact of telecentres on mobility and residential attractiveness.

Cyrine Hannafi, PhD, is a post-doctoral researcher on a project entitled "Measuring the non-use of social benefits in France/Social protection" at the DREES.

Current activity: Producing a regular measurement of the non-use of social benefits in France, mainly the RSA and AP, while presenting the limitations of the measurements, including the data and their reliability, as well as the simulation of eligibility with micro-simulation. A study on the determining factors of non-use may also be envisaged once the measurement has been provided.